A Waterfall at the Foot of a Hill, near a Village

Oil on canvas | 84.8 x 100cm | probably 1665-70

Jacob van Ruisdael

The strong wind blowing towards us in this picture is almost tangible. Water roars and tumbles over bare rocks that jut up through the foam. Clouds pile high and rush overhead, echoing the shape of the tossing trees below before they swirl and reform...
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